Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DCBD 124 ~ A Color Challenge

What a fun time I had with this color combination! This week was to use, whisper white, Very Vanilla, Going Grey or basic grey and basic black. All I could think is that these colors lend themselves to black tie wedding!

With that in mind I wanted my card base to be a bit fancy. I started with a piece of patterned designer series paper that I wanted to use for my card base, but it would have seemed a bit flimsy by itself. Also, the back was blue, so I couldnt keep that! I used a piece of whisper white and stuck both pieces together. I added the snail to one side and closed the card. Flipped it over then added to the other side and adhered it while it was folded in half. Why would I do that?? Well, if you stuck the piece of paper together and then folded it, the other paper would buckle and show through due to the fold. This is a back view of my card, so I didnt just cut the DSP down to the card front size, it is the entire card base which makes it a bit more regal, dont you think?

Next, I pulled out my embossing gun, buddy, pal, and paintbrush! Even when I use the embossing buddy, it seems that ONE LITTLE GRAIN of embossing powder can muck up a perfectly PERFECT image, know what i mean?? :)
I embossed my bride and groom, but I didnt stop there. Next I embossed a rose and sentiment inside the card on my whisper white... and I couldn't resist a tiny bit of water color just to give the flowers some color. It takes total restraint to only color the flowers on the card, but again, I think it adds something without going over the line. All and all I had a fantastic time with this challenge.

Please check out what my girlfriends are doing at the Diva's Coffee Break Blog, and if you want to play along, I'd love to see what you come up with. On the blog there is a place to submit your artwork with these fun colors. Totally Fun! Happy Wednesday!

Selene Kempton

12 comments:

Kelly A. Swienton said...

VERY pretty card! It looks great!

Julie said...

Very pretty Selene, that set is perfect for these colors!

Lisa said...

very nice!

Kristin said...

Very Beautiful Selene! You really nailed it!

Krista Driessen said...

Very nice card !!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Love the tips on lining the DSP and you're right--it does add tremendously to the elegance of the whole card--beautiful.

Shari Taylor said...

Very Pretty, I love this card!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Very pretty. I love the stamp set you used for this challenge. I just got it yesterday.

Tammy Fite said...

Love this, Selene!!! What a perfect wedding card--so elegant!!!

Ellie said...

Oh that is a very elegant card :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

I love it!! What a great set for these colors!!

By the way I hooked you up on my blog too girlfriend!!!

Christine said...

Very pretty card. I love the DS paper as a base.